TAMIL NADU

Stone laid for construction of 450 homes

KARAIKAL, MARCH 24 . The Pondicherry Lt Governor, M.M. Lakhera, laid the foundation stone for the construction of 450 homes for the tsunami-hit families at Pattinacheri here through the `Project Hope' of film actor Vivek Oberoi on Tuesday.

Swami Chidanand Saraswati of Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, performed the `Bhoomi Pooja' for the construction of homes in the presence of Vivek Oberoi and a host of VIPs including C.S. Khairwal, Chief Secretary of Pondicherry, V.M.C. Sivakumar, MLA, and S. Sundaravadivelu, Regional Administrator, Karaikal.

The Project Hope has decided to construct the 450 houses in Pattinacheri, the worst affected village in the tsunami attack.

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